SOURCE - auto.mahindra.com
Mahindra has finally unveiled the Mahindra XUV 3XO at a starting price of Rs. 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom). This model, a facelifted and rebranded version of the XUV300, introduces significant enhancements to compete more effectively with rivals like the Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza. Here’s a detailed look at what the new Mahindra XUV 3XO brings to the table.

DESIGN & DIMENSIONS

The XUV 3XO’s exterior design is heavily influenced by Mahindra’s Born-Electric SUV lineup. Key design elements include:

  • Front Fascia: Features a chrome-finished triangular motif on a two-part grille, a sharper nose, stylish fang-shaped LED daytime running lamps, a redesigned front bumper, and new headlight setup. The central air intake on the bumper is notably larger.
  • Rear Design: A completely redesigned tailgate with the new XUV 3XO moniker and Mahindra’s Twin Peaks logo, along with a full-width LED light bar linking sleek C-shaped tail lamps.
  • Wheels: Dark chrome-finished alloy wheels.
DIMENSIONS
  • Length: 3,990 mm
  • Width: 1,821 mm
  • Height: 1,647 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,600 mm

The XUV 3XO is available in seven exterior color options: Citrine Yellow, Dune Dust, Nebula Blue, Deep Forest, Stealth Black, and Everest White. Higher variants offer dual-tone color themes.

INTERIOR & FEATURES

The interior of the XUV 3XO has been revamped for a more premium feel. Highlights include:

  • Dashboard: Shared with the XUV400 EV, featuring soft-touch materials and a gloss black treatment.
  • Infotainment System: A 10.25-inch free-standing touchscreen placed above horizontal middle AC vents.
  • Instrument Cluster: A new 10.25-inch fully-digital TFT cluster with sharper animations.
  • Steering Wheel and Center Console: Revamped with a modern design and gloss black treatment.
  • Interior Theme: Dual-tone black and beige.
NOTABLE FEATURES
  • Segment-first panoramic sunroof (940 mm by 870 mm)
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Wireless charger
  • Ambient lighting
  • 360-degree surround camera
  • Leatherette seats
  • Seven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 380W amplifier
  • Adrenox Connect in-car connectivity suite
  • Drive modes: Zip, Zap, and Zoom
SAFETY FEATURES

The XUV 3XO incorporates a Level-2 ADAS safety suite, a significant upgrade over its rivals. Key safety features include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Auto emergency braking
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • High-beam assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Smart pilot assist
  • Additional safety features: Up to six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, rear disc brakes, ESP, roll-over mitigation, ISOFIX anchors, electronic parking brake with auto-hold, hill-start, hill descent assist, a 360-degree camera, and blind spot monitor.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

The XUV 3XO retains the engine options from its predecessor:

  • 1.2-litre Turbo Petrol: 110 PS power, 200 Nm torque, 18.89 km/l (MT), 17.96 km/l (AT)
  • 1.2-litre Direct Injection Turbo-Petrol: 130 PS power, 250 Nm torque, 20 km/l (MT), 18.2 km/l (AT)
  • 1.5-litre Diesel: 117 PS power, 300 Nm torque, 20.6 km/l (MT), 21.2 km/l (AMT)

All engines come with a 6-speed manual transmission, with automatic options available.

PRICING & COMPETITION

The Mahindra XUV 3XO is priced starting at Rs. 7.49 lakh, making it a strong competitor against the Tata Nexon (Rs. 8.15 – 15.80 lakh) and Maruti Brezza (Rs. 8.34 – 14.14 lakh). The variant with a panoramic sunroof, the MX2 PRO, starts at Rs. 8.99 lakh, positioning it as the most affordable car with this feature. With its combination of advanced features, safety enhancements, and competitive pricing, the XUV 3XO is well-equipped to take on its rivals.

CONCLUSION

The Mahindra XUV 3XO, with its modern design, premium interior, advanced features, and competitive pricing, offers a compelling option in the subcompact SUV market. Whether you prioritize safety, technology, or style, the XUV 3XO delivers on all fronts, making it a strong contender in its segment.